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Jan 29, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Target and I will be leaving my place about 715 am.....

see u there!

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Jan 29, 2011, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyle Paulson
Cool Mark! You know it looks like we are going to have as many new guys as experienced. That's as cool as it get's! I will make it a top priorty to help and teach. If that's what you want, just ask and I'm your's. I have a feeling this is going to be more of a clinic than a comp and that's fine! I love helping. I know Brandon and Target both want to learn a bunch.

More new guys would even be better.... anyone else?

I'm really looking forward to this!

I will be there early. My objective is mostly to get acquainted with Fosa and dial it in. I do want to get it on the course and she what she'll do.
Jan 30, 2011, 12:35 AM
R/C Soaring "Lifer."
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Tomorrow's NOAA Forecast. Hmmmm

Sunday: A chance of drizzle before 10am, then a slight chance of showers between 10am and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Jan 30, 2011, 01:22 AM
Challenge is rewarding
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Stuff is charged, line is soaked, alarm clock is set.
Jan 30, 2011, 01:28 AM
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Yeah... 4 million percent out. I can't commit that far to iffy weather. Sorry guys... have fun and go fast!!!

Jan 30, 2011, 02:20 AM
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You guys have fun...wish I could make it.

Jan 30, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Have fun guys! Too much to do around the house today after the 3 year olds birthday party I am going to try to get some time with my new 2.4 fuselages so I'll be "in the cool guy club" next time out!

I better hear some stories about how fast that Fosa is!!
Jan 30, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I had a fantastic time (I always do), with a terrible start by flying into the Poway "Plane eating tree" on the first trim flight with the trusty Ceres F model.....Fell from its 40' tree perch down to @ 20', then nosed into the ground.... NO DAMAGE!
Those Ceres' are tough bastards!!!! Lucky for me.

After that, it was all peaches and cream, especially after the wind started to pick up and Ceres started getting some happier launch conditions. Almost (missed it by that much!) broke into the 16's on my speed runs, oh well, next time.

Speaking of launch, that danged Fosa is pretty incredible in launch. I was impressed! Nice flying plane, Steve.

Thanks to all, Kyle, Dave, Steve, Mike, for helping selflessly me, Brandon, and Mark Canfield. It was great fun.

I had one stupendous turn on the A base, where I swear my Ceres was railing just as fast as Kyle's, Dave's, and Steve's planes..... That will be providing me with a buzz into the workweek!

Thanks again, guys!

Jan 31, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Kyle, Dave, and Steve,...

Thank you so much for your assistance today, I had a great time on the speed course and enjoyed it very much. I have a lot to learn with regards to F3B, but it's a start! Amazing to see these efficient machined do their thing....

Thank you again!

Jan 31, 2011, 01:09 AM
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The wet, rainy exit did not spoil our fun!

Originally Posted by Avaldes
Have fun guys! Too much to do around the house today after the 3 year olds birthday party I am going to try to get some time with my new 2.4 fuselages so I'll be "in the cool guy club" next time out!

I better hear some stories about how fast that Fosa is!!
Ok, it is pretty dang fast. I was real sloppy for a number of runs and pushed the margins so I cut a number of times and didn't go back but on the smoothest early run I flew in nice air (with only fuse ballast - 18.3 ounces) I cut B by a wingspan but ended up with a DNC ("does not count") 13.81 which was a real eye opener. With all the brass it did well but I need to make some heavier ballast for conditions like we had today. Fosa will launch it based on what I saw.

Not sure what my fastest clean time was with it, but I think it was in the low 15's. The irratic results were because of me, not the plane. Inspires me to want to go and practice more.

I want to thank Dave and Kyle for putting it together today--it was REALLY fun. Very low key and more a clinic than a contest. We worked well together and it was really really fun to have Target, Brandon and Mark out there. They all made excellent improvement. Slope guys are just not afraid of airplanes hauling ass close to the ground and they all three proved it. Awesome!

Dave and Kyle--you dudes looked so dialed. Dave-O's two or three back to back super smooth 14's show that he has the stuff to REPRESENT at the worlds. I happened to be working B when Kyle threw down his PB 13.14 and it was PERFECTLY tight - about 1' and 3' across the base respectively. Nice flying man. When is the next one?
Jan 31, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Yeah, what a day it was!
Thanks guys for all your help. It's always fun to see yourself improve and with the coaching and tips we received, the learning curve is smooth and easy. Special Thanks to Mike Smith for taking the time to set me up correctly, it paid off in the end.

Jan 31, 2011, 10:40 AM
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As I thought..... it was a blast having the slopers out there. The learning curve they are going through is dramatic! Slopers kick butt! Thanks for coming guys! I REEEEALLLLY had a GR8 time!

The next Speed Cup..... Not sure but with the Gator coming we "might" skip Feb and do a March.

Oh..... the FOSA! It looks good. It's in the game! But I still prefure my trusty FS3! Maybe a bit bias. Although at one point during the day I thought I saw a Free Styler streaking across the sky at "mach" speed….. but then I noticed it was just a jet from the military base nearby.
The Fosa is right on par with the build quality of the FS3..... it's very nice to see! I think we are going to see alot of FOSA in the coming year.

Thanks all for coming!
Last edited by Kyle Paulson; Jan 31, 2011 at 10:48 AM.
Jan 31, 2011, 11:15 PM
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Kyle and Dave,

On the way home yesterday I was thinking and pondering about the way you two were flying the speed course. It looked like you guys were never "banging the turns", but rather using more of a "carving" turn. I felt like I was "banging" rather than carving....does this turn style kill your speed on the course? Am I on the right track here?

Feb 01, 2011, 01:02 AM
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I would say so Brandon. A bang does seem to kill the speed but too big of a carve would take to long. So somewhere in between. My trany is set so "if" I pull full stick it might be a bit too tight.


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